Roger Harper, Deryck Murray join throng of support for Skerritt

By March 23, 2019
From left: Deryck Murray, Ricky Skerritt, and Roger Harper. From left: Deryck Murray, Ricky Skerritt, and Roger Harper.

The Ricky Skerritt campaign to become the next Cricket West Indies president has continued to gain momentum with two more former players offering support to it. 

Skerritt and Dr Kishore Shallow will be vying respecitively for the positions of President and Vice-President of the CWI against three-term incumbents, Dave Cameron and Emmanuel Nanthan.

Skerritt, who has the backing of the Leeward Islands Cricket Board, the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board, and most recently, the Jamaica Cricket Association, is in a close race with Cameron, who has the backing of an equivalent number of boards in the Windward Islands Cricket Board, the Barbados Cricket Board, and the Guyana Cricket Board.

Recently, the Skerritt/Shallow campaign has been getting the support of a number of former former players, including Darren Sammy and Sir Vivian Richards, both captains at some point.

Harper and Murray have now joined the group supporting a change from Cameron.

Harper, who was West Indies coach at one point, gave glowing tribute to the challenger.

“During my time as coach of the West Indies Team I had the opportunity to work closely with Mr Ricky Skerritt who was the team manager, I was able to observe Mr Skerritt’s management, organisational and communication skills first hand and I have no doubt that he will be able to build positive relationships with all of the relevant stakeholders in West Indies’ cricket to ensure that the West Indies Team progresses to the top of our beloved game where it belongs,” said Harper.

“Importantly, we need leaders who are responsible, objective and honest, who will put cricket first but treat the governance of West Indies cricket with the seriousness it deserves. I believe that Mr Skerritt and Mr Shallow will do that,” he said.

Murray, for his part, believes there is hope for Cricket West Indies to change for the better, if those able to vote choose Skerritt and Shallow.

“I am asking for full support of those who can vote, to cast it in favour of Mr Ricky Skerritt and Dr Kishore Shallow. I think their candidacy is a way forward for West Indies cricket and thank these gentlemen for putting themselves forward at this crucial juncture in West Indies cricket,” said Murray.
“We all know that West Indies cricket needs radical change and hope Mr Skerritt and Dr Shallow can bring that to the table and I look forward to them taking over and improving the fortunes of West Indies cricket on and off the field,” he said.

The CWI Elections take place tomorrow during the organisation's Annual General Meeting.

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